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Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
2 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
3 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
4 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
5 $500,000,000 Skybox Imaging Google Software & Services Acquisition
6 $445,000,000 Rocket Internet PLDT Software & Services Investment
7 $390,000,000 RelateIQ Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
8 $337,000,000 Quintiq Dassualt Systemes Software & Services Acquisition
9 $325,000,000 Dropbox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
10 $270,000,000 Ooyala Telstra Software & Services Acquisition
11 $256,000,000 PetHub Altivia Ventures Software & Services Investment
12 $250,000,000 Dropbox BlackRock Software & Services Investment
13 $250,000,000 Campaign Monitor Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Investment
14 $225,000,000 Pure Storage Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $200,000,000 Cyvera Palo Alto Networks Software & Services Acquisition
16 $175,000,000 Inktank Red Hat Software & Services Acquisition
17 $175,000,000 Bizo LinkedIn Software & Services Acquisition
18 $175,000,000 Tail-f Systems Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
19 $170,000,000 Axeda PTC Software & Services Acquisition
20 $160,000,000 Cloudera Consortium Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  2. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  3. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  4. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  5. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)
  6. PLDT Invests $445M In Rocket Internet To Develop Online Payment Services For Emerging Markets (TechCrunch)
  7. Salesforce acquisition of RelateIQ a CRM game-changer (Investment News)
  8. Dassualt Systemes to acquire Dutch firm Quintiq for $337 million (The Economic Times)
  9. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  10. Australian Telco Telstra Acquires Video Distribution Startup Ooyala (TechCrunch)
  11. PetHub Receives R$600m Investment (em português) (Lavca.org)
  12. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  13. Campaign Monitor partners with Insight Venture Partners (Campaign Monitor)
  14. Pure Storage Raises $225 Million at a $3 Billion Valuation (Recode)
  15. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  16. Inktank Acquired For $175M By Red Hat (Socaltech)
  17. LinkedIn to Acquire Bizo for $175M (FinSMEs)
  18. Cisco acquires Stockholm, Sweden-based networking tech firm Tail-f Systems for $175 million (TechEU)
  19. PTC announces Axeda acquisition for IoT push, posts solid Q2 (ZDNet)
  20. Cloudera Closes $160M Financing (FinSMEs)

Telstra acquires Ooyala

Commentary

As part of its efforts to continue to control distribution, systems and platforms in the digital age, Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications company, has invested US$270 million to increase its stake in Ooyala, a leading Silicon Valley-based startup that provides cloud-based video platform services. The funding is on top of Telstra’s $61 million investment in Ooyala over the past two years and has increased Telstra’s stake in the company to a majority of 98% from 23%. Under the deal, Ooyala will operate independently under the leadership of its present executive and management teams and all employees will be retained. It will also continue to serve its existing clients like Univision, Comedy Central, NBC Universal, Telstra, ESPN, Telegraph Media Group, and Telefonica, among others.

So why is Telstra so interested in Ooyala? Analysts are predicting that Telstra wants to transition from being a traditional telecommunications enterprise to a global technology company. Telstra already owns 50% of video on-demand operator Foxtel and has expanded into digital media, file sharing and e-health. With Ooyala, Telstra will gain a substantial foothold in the thriving personalised cloud TV and video technology market and now has the expertise to compete with Google’s YouTube, Brightcove, and other emerging players.